Historic High Country / Rome

Rome-Floyd E.C.O. Center

393 Riverside Pkwy NE
Rome, GA 30161

706-622-6432
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The Rome-Floyd E.C.O. Center showcases the diversity of the Etowah, Coosa and Oostanaula rivers that converge in the center of Historic Downtown Rome. Exhibits feature live aquatic life and wildlife from Coosa River watershed. Large tanks showcase native fish species, including the highly endangered sturgeon. In operation as the E.C.O. Center since 2011, the LEED Gold-certified building opened in 1893 as a freshwater pumping station for the City of Rome. The original brick structure in Ridge Ferry Park transported water from the Oostanaula River to the filtration complex atop Jackson Hill.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Tuesday: 1:00PM - 5:00PM
    Wednesday: 1:00PM - 5:00PM
    Thursday: 1:00PM - 5:00PM
    Friday: 1:00PM - 5:00PM
    Saturday: 1:00PM - 5:00PM

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking, Guided Tours / Guide Available, Maps & Brochures Available, Parking on Site, Picnic Area, Picnic Shelter

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Handicapped Accessible

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly

    Near Interstate Highway

    75

    Special Tags

    Eco-Friendly

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

Events

  • Spirits of the Civil War River Cruise

    Spirits of the Civil War River Cruise

    08/03/2014 - 08/03/2014

    Explore Rome's vast river system of the Oostanaula, Coosa, and Etowah aboard the Sulzbacher Roman Holiday, a 45-passenger excursion boat. The tour will showcase the major features of the riverways that were used as both troop transportation and defense blockades during the Civil War.

    The tour will be led by local historian Mike Ragland and Capt. Dennis Nordeman. Tickets must be purchased in advance. 

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  • Chiaha Harvest Fair

    Chiaha Harvest Fair

    10/25/2014 - 10/26/2014

    Join us this year for the 50th Annual Chiaha Harvest Fair, a toe-tappin', cider-sippin', fun-for-everyone arts festival! This family-friendly festival offers a variety of handmade arts and crafts by more than 120 artists from around the region, with an eclectic mix of music and entertainment, some of the best food around and wonderful projects for the kids throughout the weekend-long event. Enjoy a beautiful fall weekend in historic Georgia's Rome, nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian ... read more